Only suitable for sale within the UK, due to the ivory content in the handle heat spacers and finial. This item has been registered for exemption under the new Ivory Act and is legal to sell. We are happy for the registration number (8KN5XWH5) to be checked with the Animal & Plant Health Agency.
Victorian Silver Plated Argyle. Argyles were used to serve gravy and keep it warm by means of a double skin, filled with hot water. This argyle has a covered filling spout to allow for hot water to fill the void and a longer spout for pouring. There is a vacant cartouche to the main body.
Marked to the underside for Adams & Son of Haymarket, London. The argyle dates to around 1850.
In very good condition with moderate surface wear. There is a very small patch of slightly rough metal towards to the base of the argyle; this is shown in photographs 7 - 9. The argyle is free of dents and creases. There is no loss of silver plate.
Approximate weight is 569 grams.
Approximate dimensions are 16 cm height, 15.5 cm spout to spout length and 10.5 cm base diameter.